Vagaries and Varieties in Constitutional Interpretation
Powell, Thomas Reed. Vagaries and Varieties in Constitutional Interpretation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1956. xv, 229 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-210-7. Cloth. $70. * With a Foreword by Paul A. Freund. Published versions of the James S. Carpentier lectures delivered by Powell [1880-1955] at Columbia University in 1955. Its chapters include "Establishment of Judicial Review," "Professions and Practices in Judicial Review," "National Power," "Federalism: Intergovernmental Relations," "Federalism: State Powers Affecting the National Economy; State Police Power" and "Federalism: State Powers Affecting the National Economy; State Taxing Power."
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Page 7 - Certainly all those who have framed written Constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be that an act of the Legislature repugnant to the Constitution is void...